Friday, May 15, 2015
An attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza ended in failure on Friday as coup leaders admitted defeat and were arrested or hunted down by loyalist troops.
Rival factions of Burundi's army fought intense battles Thursday for control of the capital, a day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Lead poisoning has killed 28 children in central Nigeria's Niger state, the government has said, in the latest incident that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years.
The jihadist group of notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State organization, according to an audio recording broadcasted by private Mauritanian agency Al-Akhbar.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Heavy fighting between rival Burundian troops erupted in the capital on Thursday, the day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Police have vanished from the streets of Burundi's capital as thousands of people celebrated a coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was in a neighboring country for a conference.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Five people were killed in a new attack blamed on Ugandan rebels near Beni in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, May 11, 2015
South Africa's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance on Sunday elected Mmusi Maimane as its first black leader, a major step in its efforts to challenge the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
Burundi's security forces began clearing barricades in the capital Bujumbura on Sunday after the government ordered an immediate end to protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on Saturday after a retrial for embezzlement.